Bricks & Wood x K-Swiss Classic LX Sneaker Collab Release & Price
Mark: Bricks & Wood x K-Swiss
Model: Classic LX
Release date: Available now
Editor’s notes: After shining the spotlight on South Central LA with their New Balance 57/40 collab, Bricks & Wood is using their latest partnership to show their love for a Cali classic: all-white K-Swiss.
As a woman who remembers her childhood first pair of white K-Swiss, the Bricks & Wood collaboration gives me all the nostalgic feelings, and so, I can appreciate that the LA brand is bringing back the timeless sneaker.
The K-Swiss Classic LX collaboration receives some modern touches from Bricks & Wood, including its new off-white color scheme, suede and leather upper, and icy translucent outsole.
If the details alone haven’t let you know, the Bricks & Wood name is all over these trainers (literally), thanks to standout branding on the corduroy tongue and frosted bottom.
New details aside, Bricks & Wood allows the K-Swiss Classic LX to be exactly that, a classic. Heritage design features such as its slightly chunky shape, three-piece toe, and five-stripe and shield branding remain intact and age-old as ever.
Indeed, Bricks & Wood’s return to K-Swiss sneakers is impressive, to say the least. But, partnership is more than just free kicks; it is a reflection of black designers, past, present and future.
At the center of this K-Swiss collaboration is Dazo Anderson, the uncle of Bricks & Wood founder Kacey Lynch and the very first black shoe designer at K-Swiss.
Anderson’s unsung contributions to arguably the brand’s most provocative era draw attention to other forgotten black designers, whose works are praised by the community but often overlooked by the industry.
With his Uncle Dazo and the other “hidden gems” of design in mind, Lynch took the opportunity with K-Swiss to launch the “Design Program”, which will kick-start the “For Daily” community. Use” by Bricks & Wood. -based organization.
With the help of experts from the K-Swiss design team, the design program initiative will take eight aspiring young designers through the sneaker design process, giving them basic tools and a early recognition in their design journey.
While we await more details about the promising foundation and its first activation, Lynch has ditched Bricks & Wood’s “For Daily Use” comfy apparel to keep fans excited (and, of course, pair the new K-Swiss Classic sneakers brand LX).
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